Birthday Banner

Early this month, I started “pinning” all the items I was considering for Lily’s first birthday. I started a Lily’s Birthday Party Pinterest board to collect all the ideas. Then I started putting them together in a photo collage to see how they would work together as previewed in the Let the Party Planning Begin post. This week I started putting the plan into action. I created Lily’s  Birthday Banner (and my husband’s and my son’s since they have July birthday’s too).

Birthday Banner Inspiration

I started clipped the letter’s from various magazines. The next step is to scan the letters and enlarge then. That is when I quickly realized I didn’t know what I was doing and that this would take forever. These letters are itty bitty and you have to tap a button on our scanner for each percent you want to enlarge it. After the first letter I abandoned this idea. I guess you can say I cheated. I used Microsoft Word. I selected fonts types and colors that were close to my original. I made the font size 500 and printed the letters.

I used spray adhesive to adhere the paper to a thicker scrapbook paper. Glue sticks would also work and are my preferred medium but my son left the caps off and ours were dried out. Elmer’s glue can cause bubbling with printer paper.Cut the excess paper and repeat these steps for all the letters. Then tape the letters to a ribbon and hang!

Materials Used:

  • Microsoft Office (Word or PowerPoint) or magazines
  • Scissors
  • Glue/Adhesive
  • Tape
  • Printer
  • Ribbon
  • Paper (printer paper and scrapbook paper)

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3 Responses to Birthday Banner

  1. Elyse Ellis says:

    This is so cute!!! We would love for you to come share this at our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday” link party! http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/07/strut-your-stuff-saturday-week-2.html

    Love,
    The Sisters @ sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

  2. AL says:

    as someone who had to use the spray adhesive often at his old job, you have to make sure that doesnt bubble as well. make sure you basically smooth it out as you lay it down.

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